NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Alexa Feeney (Jr./St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North) broke her own school record with a time of 56.26 and placed fifth to earn All-America recognition at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. She becomes the first member of the Carleton College women’s track and field program to earn All-America recognition in this event at the national indoor meet.
After the stagger start, Feeney cut down to lane one. She was unable to pass the other three racers and finished fourth in her heat, which was won by event champion Wadeline Jonathas of UMass-Boston
Feeney has now sliced more than a full second off the team indoor record for the 400-meter distance. Entering the 2017 season, the program standard was 57.35. Feeney eclipsed that when she broke the MIAC Championships record with a time of 56.80 two weeks ago at the conference meet. She then improved that with a time of 56.57 in Friday’s preliminary round. Only 24 hours later, Feeney sliced another 0.3 off that her team record.
Feeney turned in the Knights’ 25th All-America performance since 2009, with 10 of those come during the indoor season.
The Knights open the outdoor portion of their season on Saturday, April 1 at the Hamline Invitational.